IMAGE: Rep. Jean Schmidt
On Friday November 18, 2005, Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, took to the House floor to deliver the message "cowards cut and run, Marines never do" to Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, who had proposed withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.
updated 10/12/2006 12:19:25 PM ET 2006-10-12T16:19:25

Congressman Jack Murtha, a decorated Marine veteran who favors withdrawing U-S troops from Iraq, will campaign against the congresswoman who called him a coward.

The Democrat will travel to Cincinnati on Saturday to campaign for Victoria Wulsin, the Democrat challenging Republican Jean Schmidt.

Last November, Schmidt was booed off the House floor when she delivered a message to Murtha, saying: "Cowards cut and run, Marines never do." She later apologized for her remarks.

The Pennsylvania congressman is a military hawk and close confidant of top military officials. He surprised Washington last year when he called for pulling all troops out of Iraq within months.

A Murtha campaign spokesman says the Ohio appearance is "not a vengeance thing."

Schmidt's campaign says her message against Murtha's Iraq war strategy resonated among voters in the district, even if she ended up apologizing.

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